Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin 3 result: Canelo Alvarez beats GGG by unanimous decision

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 17: Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) lands a punch against Gennadiy Golovkin (white trunks) in round five of the fight for the Super Middleweight Title at T-Mobile Arena on September 17, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Canelo Alvarez lands a punch against Gennadiy Golovkin in round five of the fight for the Super Middleweight Title at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 17, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS — The first two bouts between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin were classics and featured two of the greatest fighters of their era competing in a pitched battle for huge stakes.

On Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in their third meeting, it was nothing of the sort. The 40-year-old Golovkin looked like a far cry from the superstar he was in 2017 and 2018 in dropping a wide unanimous decision to Alvarez in a battle for Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title.

The judges’ bizarrely scored it close, having it 115-113 twice and 116-112 for Alvarez. The only way Golovkin won four or five rounds is if he got credit for being hit. Yahoo Sports had it 120-108 and only saw one round it could even reasonably consider for Golovkin. [Full recap.]

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Canelo-GGG 3 main card results

Super middleweight: Canelo Alvarez def. Gennadiy Golovkin by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113)

Super flyweight: Jesse Rodriguez def. Israel Gonzalez by unanimous decision (118-109, 117-110, 114-113)

Super middleweight: Ali Akhmedov def. Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)

Middleweight: Austin Williams def. Kieron Conway by unanimous decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92)

Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a ceremonial weigh-in Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a super middleweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose during a ceremonial weigh-in Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a super middleweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)